ALL ABOUT CHRIST By Pastor Max Solbrekken D.D.
The Bible states, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made, that was made. In Him was life; and the Life was the life of men.
"That was the True Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world and the world was made by Him and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name.” (John 1:1- 4, 9-12)
What does His name mean? “Yeshua” is the Hebrew word for “Jesus.” This name means “to rescue, to save, or to deliver.” His Name, therefore, means ‘The Salvation of God’. The Salvation of God is forgiveness of sins, healing of wounded spirits, tormented minds, and infirm bodies. It is Eternal Life!
The Salvation of God includes His Peace, Liberty, Freedom, and Joy! It means lost souls become children of God by His grace and mercy. It means that our Lord has given the Church His blessed Holy Spirit. Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit and in the Name of Jesus Christ, we have been given the power and authority to cast out evil spirits from those who are fettered and bound by Satan and his evil kingdom!
Jesus of Nazareth: True God from Eternity. True man by His incarnation and virgin birth. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, scourged, crucified, and died for the sins of the world. On the third day God raised Him from the dead and set Him on His own right hand, from whence He shall come and judge the quick an the dead!
Prophet Isaiah stated, “He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53: 4,5). St. Peter wrote, “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by His stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
1. He is the Word of God
John used the Greek word Logos to describe Jesus: (In the beginning or before creation or the beginning of time). Logos means Word. Jesus is the Word, the spoken Word. He declares that Jesus, the Word, was with God, and was God."
The Mystery of the Triune God!
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three persons are One God. Jesus said: "God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24).
The Holy Spirit is the third Person in the Godhead. "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searchest the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." (Rom 8:26-28)
Jesus Christ, the SON is the only member of the Godhead that takes on physical form. The Bible says: "Even the Mystery which hath been hidden from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory
"For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power...Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through faith the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him the dead...
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross. And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it." (Col. 2: 9 14,15,-12, 14, 15)
2. Jesus is the Eternal Son of God
"He was born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was, made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father both of grace and truth." (John 1: 1-4; 9-14)
3. Jesus is the Creator of the world
"He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not." (John 1:11)
4. Jesus is the Saviour of the world
"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name." (John 1:12); “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)
5. Jesus is the Life giver
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be Saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God,” (John 3:16-18)
6. Jesus is the Baptizer in the Holy Ghost and Fire
“John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water, but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” (Luke 3:16):
“For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost shall come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem and Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
7. Jesus is our Soon Coming King
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s House are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have called you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3)
“And when He had spoken these things unto them, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward Heaven as He went up, behold, two men in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into Heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven.” Acts 1: 9-11)
“Behold, I show you a Mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1 Cor. 15:51,52)
ALL ABOUT CHRIST
1. We have the mind of Christ: 1 Cor. 2:16
2. We have the power of the Holy Spirit: Acts 1: 8; Acts 2:38
3. We have the fear of the Lord: Psalm 111:10; Matt.10: 37
4. We have the Wisdom of God: 1 Cor. 1:30; Col. 1:9
5. We have the Anointing of God: John 14:26; Luke 4:18
6. We have the Joy of the Lord: - Ps. 16:11; John 15:11
7. We have the Peace of God: - John 14: 27; 1 John 4:18
8. We have the Healing Virtue of Christ: John14: 1 Cor. 12: 9.
a - through His broken body and shed blood - 1 Peter 2:24
b – through laying on of hands and prayer – James 5:14,15
c – through receiving Holy Communion – 1 Cor. 11:23-33
d – through prayer of agreement, by two or more - Matt. 18: 18-20
e – by breaking the bonds of satanic oppression – Mark 16: 15-20
CHRIST’S VICTORY – Galatians 3: 13,14: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.”
SATAN’S DEFEAT – 1 John 3: 8: “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might Destroy the works of the devil.”
OUR LIBERTY – Colossians 1: 13: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdon of His dear Son.”
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